December 7, 2007 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Militant groups decry military vilification, harassment

Militant groups in Aklan have accused soldiers of conducting a vilification and harassment campaign against officials of these organizations.

Named respondent were Cpl. Ernel Mendoza, Capt. Antonio Tumnog, Sgt. Glen Solina and M/Sgt. Rizalino Rodriguez.

Reward system seen to lower cases of electrical wires stealing

The reward system imposed by City Mayor Jerry Treñas for the arrest of stealers of electrical wirings in the city already showed positive result.

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Personnel from the Department of Interior and Local Government conduct an orientation on the new chairs of Sangguniang Kabataan in the city prior to the holding of federation election late afternoon yesterday.

20 competing tribes to join Dinagyang 2008

The Iloilo Dinagyang Festival committee yesterday released the names of 20 competing tribes for the 2008 Iloilo Dinagyang festival competition. Next year's competition will have two major components, the main dance showdown and the street dance.


Ateneo de Iloilo-SMCS' new site groundbreaking rites up Saturday

After the fiesta-like celebration of the launching of its Golden Jubilee late last week, Ateneo de Iloilo-Santa Maria Catholic School will now hold the most-anticipated groundbreaking ceremonies of its P200-million new campus during the Feast of the Immaculate Conception this Saturday, December 8, at Donato Pison Avenue, Brgy. San Rafael, Mandurriao, Iloilo City.

Ordinance up on training of studes in gov't hospitals

Students up for training in government hospitals throughout Iloilo will soon be guided and regulated alongside the stipulation for a fixed training cum hospital user's fee.

P35M oil spill rehab fund released

The national government recently released P35 million for the province of Guimaras as part of its oil spill rehabilitation fund. The P35 million is the second trance of funds released for the province. Last year P5 million was released.

NegOcc tops juvenile cases

The province of Negros Occidental posted the highest cases of Children in Conflict with the Law (CICL) registering to 340. It is 54 percent of the total number of cases committed by minors in the entire region.


SP newbies undergo training on good governance

New faces in the Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) underwent a two-day seminar aimed at getting them off to a good start.

Subjects on alternative fuels to be incorporated in 57-75 campaign

Subjects on sustainable and alternative fuels will soon be incorporated in elementary and high school levels through the 57-75 campaign to promote clean and alternative fuels and technologies. It will be included in the science and community activities of the school.

Publications printed in Makinaugalingon Press reap COPRE awards

Twenty-five awards in the recently concluded College Press Conference (COPRE) of the Philippine Information Agency were garnered by publications which are clients of Makinaugalingon Press, the leading printing press in Western Visayas.


Is there a Santa Claus?
Cuckoo Coup
That one time
Bridging the gap
Boat-building in Panay after WWII
Without the Whitecoat
Food supplements: Business or cure?
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
My philosophy of teaching


9 practical commandments

/ V. Cruz

Christmas is not all merrymaking

/ P. Gumabong

Beauty and the Mass

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

Media Not the Enemy


What about ecological footprints?

/ Jo Martinez-Clemente

Coffee Thursdays:
Ignoring the clock and having some realizations

/ Paolo Carreon

Res Gestae:
Armed tanods for peace and order

/ Francisco B. Lindero Jr.


Marvelous Flavors

Marvelous flavors of Christmas

The cold and windy mornings, the increased frequency of events to go to, are among the things that we experience when Christmas nears. Another is the increased frequency of eating out for us who oftentimes take our lunch in the office or at home.

----------------------------------------Ross Gorriceta

Bon Vivant Ross Gorriceta

ONE of Iloilo's respected and most innovative businessmen and social figures, the bon vivant Ross Gorriceta of the famed Marina Restaurant in Diversion Road (with branches in cities like Cebu , Pasay, San Juan, Taguig and Makati numbering 12 all in all), celebrated his birthday and send off party recently with immediate family and close friends numbering to 30.



Hanging out with one's family or friends is always a delight. Even more so when it is in a place that offers comfort, good food and drinks as well as excellent service. Along Delgado Street is a new place where one can enjoy these. Called Gusteau.

----------------------------------------John Lañosa

Total relaxation at Body & Sole

Our body needs to relax after a hard day's work and one way to do is to have a massage. The act is a therapy wherein the muscles and soft tissues of the body are being stimulated to improve health and well-being. For centuries, this has been practiced as a healing therapy.


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